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Knockaffertagh Mountain Cnoc Eachmarcaigh A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Eachmarcaigh [PDT], 'hill of Eachmarcach') Mayo County, in Arderin List, Quartzites and psammitic schists. Bedrock

Height: 517m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23&31 Grid Reference: G04716 04886 This summit has been logged as climbed by 47 members. Recently by: david bourke, GSheehy, aidand, Garmin, ckilm, shaunkelly, Wilderness, David-Guenot, mountainmike, simoburn, chalky, weedavie, Onzy, PeteBog, melohara
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Longitude: -9.453251, Latitude: 53.984529 , Easting: 104716, Northing: 304886 Prominence: 92m,   Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 504686 804896,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckfr, 10 char: Knckfrtgh
Bedrock type: Quartzites and psammitic schists., (Nephin Formation)

Eachmarcach is a personal name meaning 'horse-rider'. It is the origin of the surname Mac Eachmharcaigh, which can be anglicised Cafferkey or McCafferty and is a common surname in Mayo [De Bhulbh]. It would seem that this is the most likely origin of Knockaffertagh, though an Irish form for the name has not been found to support this. The t in Knockaffertagh is not a problem as the anglicisation McCafferty shows that such a pronunciation of Eachmarcach is possible. The hill is named Ummeraufferty on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830), which appears to be a similar name with Ir. iomaire, 'ridge' as the first element instead of cnoc.   Knockaffertagh is the 511th highest summit in Ireland.

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Spectacular from the South .. by group   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
Walked as part of the Glenlar-Birreencorragh-Knoc .. by gerrym   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
From Birreencorragh's main summit follow the rock .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
Due to an unfortunate navigational error (see Bir .. by csd   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockaffertagh in area North Mayo, Ireland
 
csd on Knockaffertagh, 2004
by csd  18 Oct 2004
This shot shows Knockaffertagh from the opposite (Glenlara) side of the valley, with Nephin brooding in the distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/417/comment/1257/
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A grand soft day .. by JohnQ   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
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